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Mar 17, 2013 10:30am EDT
it will balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes by reducing spending over the next decade by 5.7 trillion. it would also repeal president obama's health care law and make changes to thed to and medicare. this portion of the markup is 2-1/2 hours. . under the structure we have developed we will begin by having presentations on the budget in our control by the majority and hour controlled by the minority i will make an opening statement and then mr. valholen will also make an opening statement. any other members may enter statements into the record. the remaining time left and then the minority will use the remaining time left in its hour. mr. valholen's time and my time will come out of our hour. after the presentations we will have a staff walk through which means members can ask questions they have. after the staff walk thru, we will proceed to the amendments in a structure that i have worked out with the ranking member the structure that we have had standing tradition of. i will describe that when we get to that point. we will do tier 1, 12, 3. at this point befor
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 1:00pm EDT
proposed to close those special interest tax loopholes that riddle our tax code, republicans said no. democrats proposed to offset unwise republican cuts to medical research like alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes research at n.i.h., republicans said no. democrats tried to cut the special interest spending in the tax code to offset republican cuts to students who rely on pell grants but republicans said no. mr. van hollen: i yield the gentleman another minute and a half. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. ms. castor: the democrats in the budget committee proposed to strengthen medicare and replace the republican plan to turn medicare into a voucher program. all it does is simply shift the cost tour families and older neighbors. mr. speaker, this republican budget is not consistent with american values. it is not fiscally responsible. it is a charade, it is a capitulation to the tea party. it does not serve us well in economic recovery and the ways we want to grow america. it's a plan for economic weakness. it's a receding vision of american greatness. in education, scientific rese
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
into taxes. but at any rate, we think early this week we'll have a clear sense of getting this done t. may have to go back to the house if the senate does amend it, and then the house i think would quickly pass it. host: stick with us real quick. senate majority whip dick durbin was on fox news sunday yesterday talking about the continuing spending resolution to keep the government funded and timing on what. i want to play that now. >> this is all very important, i understand, but we have work to be done in just a short period of time. i urge my senate colleagues, let's be sparing in the amends. let's get the c.r. passed. we can do it and do it quickly this coming week. host: before we let you go, if they don't get this done this week railroad company we thinking members may come back from recess next week before the 27th? is there any talk of that? guest: there's been nothing that i've heard, and i mean, i just wouldn't -- i wouldn't be too speaked by this. i think they will get it done early. i think they'll know by today, we'll be able to rough out a schedule after we hear where
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2013 6:00am EDT
to balance the budget. the plan will hold washington accountable to fix our broken tax code and repair the safety net, expand opportunities for american families, and create a more accountable and efficient and effective government. the budget will help promote a path to energy security by increasing opportunities to expand production of america's abundant energy resources and this budget will stop the unfair use of funding from hard- working americans. as a job creator and a cpa, i have seen firsthand how domestic american energy production can be a valuable component in creating jobs and fixing our nation's balance. the u.s. has combined recoverable and natural gas, oil, and coal and that is the largest in the earth, larger than russia, saudi arabia, or china. today, the united states is known as the saudi arabia of natural gas. the chart on the screen, if we can bring it up, illustrates how we can bring revenues by hundreds of billions of dollars by not enacting punitive taxes and by expanding exploration for energy on federal lands and oceans. the loss potential is also $200
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2013 8:00pm EDT
principle ones is tax policy. and if mr. ryan's budget passes as you have suggested, then the top tax rate goes from 39% to 25%. which means that those who already have a lot will get a whole lot more. . i'm reminded of a quote by president roosevelt, and he id, it's -- this is to paraphrase. he said we're not measured by how much those who have get what we do who have little. this is where the great buying power of america should be in the bottom 99%, really the bottom 50% or 60%. i thank you for raising the tax policy in the ryan budget. the rest, because of the elimination of the debt actions, are going to see a stalling of their income. ms. norton: he does get balance within 10 years and look how he gets it. you still do not have like anything like a contribution, a real contribution, from those who have benefited the most from the tax cuts built on that chart. you are talking about it continues to come from the lowest part of the income stream -- income groups in the united states. i don't know when people will -- let the congress know they aren't going to take it anymore. the ti
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 1:20pm EDT
so far, everything we voted on has been anything but tax reform and pro-jobs legislation. the energy to power an american renaissance is right below our feet. west virginia is blessed with abundant natural resources, and more than that, an army of great men and women willing to extract it. pursuing environmental policy is based on unproven science is the wrong path -- policies based on unproven science is the wrong path. [applause]finally, at home i'm working to empower students by detailing the bureaucracy that has prohibited positive education reform for decades. revitalization is predicated on leadership. the societal problems dragging our country down are not new. they are magnified during economic downturn. as conservatives, we have to lead by example. my mother always told me, you can't stop through legislation. it has to come from the heart. the westery day in virginia legislature to impart the tenets of servitude as him to everyone who has been tasked to lead my great state. you'd be surprised how much have in common with people, even when they're on the other side of
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 9:00pm EDT
the same home without bedroom tax rules applying? given that glaring loophole discouraging marriage, should not the prime minister's next u- turn be axing this cruel and shambolic tax altogether? >> first of all, let me say, once again, that only the labour party could call welfare reform a tax. a tax is when you earn money and the government take away some of your money. what this is, this is a basic issue of fairness. there is not a spare room subsidy for people in private, rented accommodation in receipt of housing benefit, so we should ask why there is a spare room subsidy for people living in council houses and getting housing benefit. it is a basic issue of fairness and this government are putting it right. >> andrew bingham. >> glossop cartons in my constituency has just invested significantly in placing the world's first order for the euclid digital cutting and creasing machine. tomorrow, nestlÉ opens its brand-new, state-of-the-art bottling plant for the famous buxton water, also in my constituency. does my right honorable friend agree that those significant investments sh
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 1:00am EDT
aggressiveness in getting this person. a tax that may be planned by al qaeda -- attacks that may be planned by al qaeda. all of us should agree that the work that you have done and what the fbi has done since 9/11, really protecting the country against any massive domestic terrorist attacks, and all of your activities internationally, it has really been remarkable. not itscy, it was primary focus on 9/11, but as much of the country, we've had to focus more intently on this issue. i do want to bring you back home. my final question is about the budget and appropriations and the department of justice. we imprison more people than any other nation in the world through our state and federal prison systems. 24% of the doj budget -- you are at about 29%. it will continue to rise. at some point, we need to think differently about what we're doing with people. i have constituents, family, children, we all want to be protected from dangerous people. a society ought to be protected. people involved in wrongdoing should be punished. at some point as a country -- that is why i mentioned the lon
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
busting tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers and corporations. yet my friends on the other side my friends continue pushing this approach in the name of deficit reduction, but their own leadership admitted we don't have a debt crisis in the country. the architect, congressman paul ryan, said we don't have a debt crisis. speaker boehner said it's not an immediate problem. why should we enact this budget while democrats have a balanced approach to protect the middle class. why should we pass a budget that gets 66% of its cuts from programs for people of low or moderate income. why should we pass a budget that cuts pell grants that helps students or cuts the snap program that helps to feed 48 million people to give a $200,000 tax cut to millionaires? the budget put forward by the congressional black caucus continues the snap program to prevent americans from going hungry. while at the same time, reducing the deficit by $2.8 trillion over 10 years. the american people know we can't cut our way to prosperity, nor can we succeed by pursuing the same failed policies that undermine our eco
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 8:00pm EDT
tax billers in most fortunate. last year the joint economic committee estimates that ryan's tax plan would lower taxes for millionaires by about $300,000 while raising taxes for individual taxpayers earning between $30,000 and $100,000 by over $4,000. how fair is that? at a time when income inequality is widely viewed as a very serious problem in our country, the ryan plan would make it worse. the gap between the haves and the have-nots would grow larger under the ryan plan. the ryan plan would ask tens of millions to bear additional burdens, pay additional taxes, face additional hardships. while it cut taxes for the fortunate few and preserved loopholes for big oil and spent an additional half million dollars on the military over the next 10 years. and at the end of a decade of paying -- of painful cuts, according to the nonpartisan tax policy center, the ryan budget would have managed to actually add $5.7 trillion to the deficit . a close look at the math makes it clear that the ryan budget can't recoup the revenue lost from its tax cuts without imposing large tax increases on the
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
the press conference. he had to defend including some of the tax increases that have gone into it effect in recent years and explain how he would also get rid of the president's health care reform act. he said we consider the tax increases to be federal law and that our question, it isn't the affordable care act federal law? he said, n,o this is something we want to continue fighting. democrats say that we've been through a supreme court challenge to an annual voted on this 30 times, why are we continuing to battle over something that democrats have no intention of appealing? host: the president is scheduled to release his budget a week of april 8. he is set to meet with house republicans today. give us the nature of these meetings. guest: the meeting today is the second of four meetings. it's part of his charm offensive stories trying to win over congressional support for a grand bargain. this has been an effort that was spurred by failing in the sequester a couple weeks ago. he has almost the opposite challenge of what he did yesterday when he met with senate democrats. they wer
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 6:00am EDT
allen seek federal budget in 10 years by reforming the tax code in medicare and repealing the president's health care law. budget committee chairman paul ryan spoke with reporters for a half an hour. >> good morning, everyone. what we have here is the house budget committee republican majority. putting out yet again a budget that it just is america's needs, a budget that balances. it is a responsible, balanced budget. we owe the american people a balanced budget. or the third straight year, we have a limited. we have balance a budget in just 10 years. this is a plan to balance the budget in 10 years. the house budget committee has spent the last several weeks working together with each other just like families and businesses do around the country. we have been assembling a budget so that we can make sure our country can live within its means. it is a reasonable goal, balancing the budget. we cannot keep spending money we do not have. that is the basic acknowledgment and you are budgeting. just like families and businesses, you cannot keep kicking the can down the road. medicar
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 1:00pm EDT
tricky moment for him in the press conference. he included some of the tax increases that have gone into effect in recent years and explain how he was also kind of get rid and explain how he would also kind of get rid of the president's format. this is something that democrats are saying, well, week of been through the supreme court challenge, you voted on it, something like 30 times. why are we continuing to battle over something that we have no intention of fulfilling. >> the president scheduled to do his budget the week of april 8. the senate going to meet with house republicans today. give us the nature of these meetings and what will happen. >> today is the second of four trips up to capitol hill for president obama. it's part of this consensus where he's trying to win over congressional support for a grand budget bargain. this has been an effort that was kind of served by failing to avert the squeft a couple of weeks ago. he's got almost the opposite challenge of what he did yesterday when he met with senate democrats, when he was meeting with senate democrats yesterday they w
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 10:00am EDT
country. one vision calls for more taxes taken out of the pockets of hardworking american families, more government spending which adds to the trillions of dollars in debt that will be handed down to the next generation. our friends on the other side of the aisle talk about a balanced approach, but they refuse to even balance their own budget. our vision calls for a stop to washington's failed policies and reckless spending. it says american families and small businesses understand you can't spend more than you take in. you need to balance your budget, and it's time for washington to do the same. this vision seeks to protect the things that we value most, to keep the promises we made to our seniors, to our veterans. i'm the son of a u.s. marine. while at the same time allowing us to leave a better future for our kids and our grandkids, that's the vision i want to work toward and that's why i'm proud to support the house budget committee's proposal which we'll be voting on later this week. this isn't about passing a budget for one year, just one time. this is about creating lasting
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 11:30pm EDT
hit with a new tax coming right out of your pocket. over the past four years, as part of our all-of-the-above energy strategy, we've taken steps to soften that blow by making sure our cars use less gas. we've put in place the toughest fuel economy standards in our history so that by the middle of the next decade, our cars will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. over the life of a new car, the average family will save more than $8,000 at the pump. but the only way we're going to break this cycle of spiking gas prices for good is to shift our cars and trucks off of oil for good. that's why, in my state of the union address, i called on congress to set up an energy security trust to fund research into new technologies that will help us reach that goal. here's how it would work. much of our energy is drawn from lands and waters that we, the public, own together. so i'm proposing that we take some of our oil and gas revenues from public lands and put it towards research that will benefit the public, so that we can support american ingenuity without adding a dime to our deficit. we can s
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
their proposals on taxes. under their budget, the top rate is to be reduced from 39.6% to 25%. the a.m.t. will be repealed. the corporate tax rate will be cut from 35% to 25%. but you don't find one sill bell in the republican budget on how these tax cuts will be paid for. . they don't identify a single tax policy that will end. the republican budget would mean a huge tax cut for the very wealthy, several $100,000 a year and leave a nearly $6 trillion hole in the deficit that would lead to tax increases for middle-income families. that isn't balance. that is total imbalance. at the same time, republicans propose cutting $3.3 trillion from programs for people with low and moderate incomes, including hundreds of billions of dollars for food nutrition and medicaid programs. so i want to end by asking the republicans when they come and talk about their tax proposals to name a specific that they would address. it's not in the republican budget. name one, name two, name three. otherwise, it's worse than empty. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from wisconsin
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 12:30am EDT
ending that war and bring those troops home. thank god. >> irs. >> jesus loves tax collectors. that is why he accepted the hospitality of tax collectors. they called them publicans. >> if only the border patrol were as feared and effective. >> hispanic america. >> winnable. >> democrats, and gracias. >> chinese cyber attacks. >> democrats, and gracias. >> chinese cyber attacks. >> how can people be so stupid and not know why there are 6000 dead pigs floating through their river? how does that work? >> i would say more threatening than anything happening in the middle east. sorry. >> putin. >> evil, yet hilarious. [laughter] >> bush called him pooty poot. which is embarrassing. he is evil, but -- you have not seen the pictures. >> nra. >> does not represent most gun owners like me who are for president's obama's gun regulations. you have to deal with the reality. >> the only organization working to protect the constitutional right that "the new york times" hates. >> sequester. >> y2k of politics. it came and went, and no one noticed. >> it hasn't gone, and it is so incredibly dumb an
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 10:45am EDT
poor. this is one of the reasons that we give tax deductions to churches. because they do that. why is the government trying to duplicate what they are supposed to be doing. we need to think smartly about the ways we use our resources and use our money. in 2009, 40 of the wealthiest families in america pledged to give away health of their wealth to charity. go someplace else in the world and ask for the of the wealthiest families to give away their wealth. they will look at you like you have six heads. this is the phenomena of america. it is not the government's responsibility. it is our responsibility as citizens. [cheers and applause] as we are talking about fairness, let's talk about taxes. me --eople criticize criticized me at the prayer breakfast for bringing up god and the bible. it is a prayer breakfast, right? i do not understand that. if got things proportionality is clear come who are we to say it is unfair? the minute you begin to deviate away from proportionality, you begin to inject your own philosophy. that is always going to leave you in one direction or another. i think
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
wanted wilson to be able to get a library card. he was turned down. even though he pay taxes in the city he was not allowed to get a card. there were two cases going on at the same time. wilson andase for the court case for these five young men. there is no reason to send these young men to jail to serve any time for what they did. it has been said he asked for a continuance for the court case. essentially the charges against the men were dropped. "washington journal, continues. you may have seen one of the speakers at cpac sessions, senator rand paul. on thursday he said the gop has "grown moss covered." gop of all has grown stale and moss covered. think wehe -- i don't need to name any names. our party is encumbered by an inconsistent approach to freedom. the new gop would need to embrace liberty in both the economic and personal sphere. [applause] have are going to republican party that can win it needs to be the backbone of the gop. host: sees the american conservative union chairman. thank you for joining us. what do you think about the thoughts of old versus new? the theme of
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 1:00pm EDT
study committee discusses the congressional debate over to ending and taxes, energy policy, and the committee's opposition to a carbon tax. newsmakers today at 6 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> on monday, the chair of the national republican committee will talk about the future of the republican party. he will release a plan called the growth and opportunity project. it's aimed at improving the electoral success of republican candidates. our live coverage ends on eight -- begins at eight ready -- .egins at 8:30 a.m. >> she spoke french inside the white house and gain the representation -- a reputation a reputat cleanly -- ion for being queenly. we will include your questions and comments on facebook and twitter and by phone at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span three. -sapann c-span radio and cp .org. >> a new plan would raise taxes by almost one dollar trillion almost onede -- dollars -- $1 trillion over a decade. this portion of the markup is about two and a half hours. >> good morning. our committee will come to order. we have a busy day. i want to welcome all of our members to date
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 10:30pm EDT
icbm tax, but north korea, in particular, has recently made advances in its capabilities and has engaged in a series of irresponsible and reckless situations. specifically, north korea announced last month it has conducted its third nuclear test this appears to be a road mobile icbm. also, it is using the taepodong-2 missile, demonstrating progress in their development of long-range issile technology. in order to bolster the protection of our homeland and state ahead of this threat, we are taking four steps. first, we will strengthen the homeland missile defense by deploying 14 additional ground-based interceptors at fort greeley, alaska. that will increase the number of ground-based interceptors from 30 to 44, including the four gbi's at vandenberg base in alifornia. this is nearly a fifth to% increase in air missile capability. second, with the support of the japanese government, we are planning to deploy additional adar in japan. the second radar will provide improved tracking of any missile launched in north korea at the united states or japan. hird, as directed by congress,
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 10:00am EDT
obama care but then uses the revenue that it would generate. he uses revenue from unspecified tax reform and doesn't identify single loophole in there that you would close. how is this honest accounting and how does this help lend legitimacy to the budget process that many americans feel has become kind of a farce? >> there are no budget gimmicks. in fact it's not our numbers that we're using. there's an independent referee that scores everybody's budget. they score our budget, the president's budget which doesn't exist yet but when he files it they will score that. in our budget they actually score the house budget to balance in ten years. and what paul does, a budget doesn't actually implement tax reform. it calls for tax reform. it calls on the various committees of jurisdiction to do certain things. we'll be calling on our natural resources and energy and commerce committee to increase energy production for example. that doesn't say exactly how to do it. that's what those committees do. so the ways and means committee will be called upon to implement tax reform and what we mea
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
never balances, ever. that means more debt, fewer jobs, and much higher taxes from the american people. we hope the president will change his mind and submit a plan that balances the budget. let's be clear, democrats in this town who reject the goal of balancing the budget are out of step. the american people know you cannot continue to spend money you do not have. i did not come here for a federal tight -- fancy title. i want to hand my kids and grandkids the same shot at the american dream that i had, not some mountain of debt. that is why republicans are working to balance the federal budget. been talk about the budget here. thatu think budgets -- they are essentially political weapons -- [indiscernible] have they just become weapons, because at the end of the day they are not binding? ofa budget is a statement each party's vision and terms of how they would cover and what they think the appropriate role of the federal government is. the house has done its part today. hopefully the senate will finish their budgets in. i would hope we can have a conversation between the chambers to s
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 5:45pm EDT
of jimmy carter and following the same policies of out of control debt, taxes, regulation. in facingreagan came that stagnation. he implemented policies the exact opposite of barack obama. 1979 to 1983, economic growth was zero. 0.8%. obama did not learn the lesson from reagan that if he wants to do you know, if president obama had followed the reagan policy, and we had seen identical growth that president reagan saw, inheriting the same lousy economy that barack obama did, did you know that today we would have 7 million additional new jobs in america? let me help make that more concrete. 7 million new jobs is the equivalent of getting a job to every man, woman, and child in chicago, houston, philadelphia, and boston. that's what we're talking about. [applause] and the stagnation under president obama doesn't follow uniformly. if you happen to be an environmental lawyer, you're doing great right now. the people who are hurting the most are those who are struggling in the least well-off amongst us. hispanicsident obama, unemployment climbed to 10%. african-american unemployment
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 4:25pm EDT
tax code so that loopholes for special interests are eliminated. we can streamline, simplify the tax code and put more money in the pockets of families. [applause] in the talk to moms sandwich generation, those taking care of their parents and their children, about how we need to fund medical research and repeal the medical device tax so that we can cure diseases and give everyone a chance at a better life. [applause] we have all heard these policy issues before, but we need to start talking about these employment and family issues. that is the way we are going to reach men and women, when we start speaking from our heart as well as our head. that is how we will bring about a new, modern, conservative division to america -- conservative vision to america. [applause] the second way we need to modernize is with technology. for a moment, let's consider two .mericas you have washington, d.c., the center of government, and you have silicon valley along with the pacific northwest, the center of technology innovation. if you have an iphone but are still using a 1042 fell out your tax re
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
so much the spending, but on domestic policy, the tax cuts and so on. here is a clip and a little bit 8:48:58:09pm of a roast one night at the press club. well, i am flattered to be here following jack and talking about bob novak and the two people in journalism who i learned the most from and admired the most over the years. >> i spent the last few days doing the exhausting job of reading bob novak columns, going back many, many years, it was time-consuming, not very exhilarating and i discovered that bob after reading your columns, so many of them, i have dom the conclusion that your words will be remembered long after shakespeares are forgotten. but not until then. >> what did you the 506-page plus book was ever written in washington? it may be the best book. i can think of one better. i will get to that in a moment. because, and when we get young people, interns, and young reporters at "the weekly standard", i tell them. read bob novak's book because it will tell you are more about american politics and washington over the last 50 years than >> one of the things that he did that i
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 8:00pm EDT
spending, but on domestic policy, the tax cuts and so on. particularly on foreign policy. the war in iraq, and so on. flows the big issues. i i agreed with them. what i said on fox and what i wrote as well reflected that. >> you talked about whitaker chambers and the book once as one of the best books your father had written. did you think the same thing about it? >> oh, yeah. >> but you also said that one of the best books ever written was the book that robert novak wroter that the end of the life. here is a clip you from and a little bit of a roast one night at the press club. well, i am flattered to be here following jk and talking about bob novak and well to the two people in journalism who i learned the most from and admired the most over the years. >> i spent the last few days doing the exhausting job of reading bob novak columns, going back many, many years, it was time-consuming, not very exhilarating and i discovered that bob after reading your columns, so many of them, i have dom the conclusion that your words will be remembered long after shakespeares are forgotten. but no
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
guns. it was just amazing. peopleike, who are the that elect these knuckleheads? orregard to taxing the rich cutting out loopholes, everybody in this country gets some form of entitlement in one shape or form. i don't understand why because i get a paycheck and somebody else makes their money through investments or a different way, why i am taxed more. if you earn money, you get taxed on it the same as everybody else. i do not agree with that at all. and i don't understand why we have to give tax subsidies to corporations that do not need it. why on earth does the oil company need our money? why does the agriculture business need our money? you are making enough money. cut out the tax loopholes and we can get out of this mess. host: we are covering the cpac conference and there are a number of ways you can watch and listen. depending on what the house yesterday, we will be live with the house this morning, once the house recesses, the cpac coverage can be seen on this network. you can also listen on c-span radio and wanted anytime on our website, c-span.org. also be a location to wh
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 8:00pm EDT
alternative minimum tax, be able to lower the top rate to 25%. you go through the areas that are outlined here on page 73, whatever that magic ways and means very dust is that allows us to do these magical things, let's do the same and at least at a minimum be able to maintain and increase in the budget authority and the outlays for the function for hundred so that we can continue at least at the current, inadequate level, rather than see a reduction of about one-third. i think this is an important policy statement for the committee in advance of what i hope is a serious conversation about what is a crisis for many people in the country. ironically, i think most of us would agree infrastructure investment is the quickest way to provide family wage jobs and improve the economy in every one of our districts, in every state in the union. i would turn, if i could, to my colleague, mr. polcan, who has some of the rations. >> i am glad you brought this amendment forward, mr. blumenauer. when i was on the joint committee on finance, we were the only committee in the country that had to approve e
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2013 7:00am EDT
and tax increases. here are the numbers to call. here is the headline in the baltimore sun this morning. the budget plan -- the senate democratic plan released yesterday would raise taxes on the wealthy and some corporations -- we focused yesterday on the gop proposal and we will reflect on that a little today as we dig into one democrat tab on the table. here's the headline in the washington times. that's the direction the washington times is taking. we will look at a couple other headlines and how they are covering this story. the headline in the new york times says -- we will hear more about that this morning and that is coming into play as well. let's listen to senator patty murray, the head of the budget committee. she unveiled her 2014 budget plan yesterday afternoon. [video clip] >> are budget tackles this issue the way the american people have consistently said they want it done, with an equal mix of responsible spending cuts across the federal budget and new revenue raised by closing loopholes and cutting wasteful breaks that primarily benefit the rich. this budget cuts
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the lavish benefit it extends to the few. it clearly envisions a rising tide of selective tax cuts that would lift all yachts, but leave many dinghies behind. our republican friends like to talk about making the hard choices, but what they propose here would make it much harder for millions of americans and also make things much easier for a fortunate few. that's their plan. now, specifically under this plan, he has this new goal of balancing the budget in 10 years. and to accomplish this, he slashes funding safety net programs that, for seniors, students, children, low-income families and women. the budget slashes food stamps, cuts funding for infrastructure investments, like high-speed rail. we are falling way behind the rest of the world. we need to invest in our infrastructure to stay competitive. and it does nothing for job creation or to help the unemployed. the ryan plan places medicare and really ends medicare as we know it by replacing it with a voucher system and replaces medicaid by making it a block grant to the states. these cuts hurt tense of millions of america -- te
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Mar 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
because of autonomy on paying less taxes. there are less taxes going into the government. it is because the government cannot balance our budget, cannot act responsibly, cannot work together. host: paul on the air twitter p the " t " huffington post," -- sing on the elderly in theirr of americans 50s at risk of hunter grew by 40%. according to "the huffington post," rising gas prices as low as rising electricity is only exacerbating the trend among some of america's elderly. mike is on the phone in chicago. our question is what is the government's role when it comes to hunker in america? caller: i am a long time listener and a first-time caller. this kind of stuck in there with me. the problem with government is waste.ot watching the you have a lot -- you have an onslaught of people using link texting on iphones. they are taking advantage of the system. if our government to find out who really need it and give it to them -- people who can work should work. host: thank you for the call. to not be a stranger. if you have access to the internet, "the washington post" has this story
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Mar 16, 2013 11:45am EDT
washington and federal income and social security taxes. if they don't owe anything at the end of the year, it is because they already had it taken out of their paycheck. they don't live on dividends. odd thatlly so on -- they expect the government to align with their interests? morest spent $1 billion, than our side has ever had to sell its case. for all that money, we could not find a language to tell enough americans why our conservative policies would work in their lives. we begin the first republicans since the 1930 posture yes we did not talk about middle-class tax relief, the first in my lifetime who did not have the self-confidence to talk about how our policies reduce the poverty and lift the poor out of dependency. the first who did not seem to get in this competitive world, education or muddy the common defense. is it any surprise we were the first -- is it a surprise to see the number of conservatives fall, the number of liberals arise on our watch? here is the good news. i think we are going to fix it. fixing it begins with some simple principles. [applause] [applause] fi
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Mar 16, 2013 3:35pm EDT
government. >> of course, they want to get rid of the tax credits. >> and because of same-sex marriage. up in boston the catholic church the out of the adoption business right now, because they are forced to give exact same preference to a same-sex couple male-female couple. they decided to completely get of of the adoption business. so explain to me how the world is better off with the catholic church not being involved? >> one other thing. it snot like you can say, today abortion is ok. it is not your book. you didn't write the bible. we don't get to change what is in there. if you believe in catholicism or the bible, we don't get to say i don't like that page. >> i hope he is hearing that because he's little off. >> this particular pope was opposed to giving to politicians who supported abortion. that is a comment he made years ago. >> which makes obama's administration's decision to send over biden is more controversial. it will be interesting to see what happens when he goes up to communion. receive >> so much influence that has on the culture and so to see that pick that was made --
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Mar 14, 2013 1:00pm EDT
calls for $1 trillion in new taxes. what's your takeaway? guest: well, what it does is also call for substantial cuts, but it deals with deficit reduction in a balanced way. what the republicans want to do is do deficit reduction simply by cutting, cutting, cutting. doing away with medicare as we know it. right now converting that into a voucher system which we very, very onerous for senior citizens, making devastating cuts in medicaid which means that millions of millions of american people and kids will lose their health insurance. massive cuts in education, in nutrition. basically every program that in the middle of a terrible recession working people depend upon would be done away with. what my view is -- i think the senate agrees what the committee is moving toward is to say, wait a second, we are seeing a middle class collapse, poverty at a high rate while the wealthiest and corporations are doing extraordinarily well. we are looking at record breaking profits for corporations and yet their effective tax rate is the lowest since 1972. and we have one out of four major corporati
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Mar 13, 2013 10:00am EDT
families while the wealthiest americans get yet another tax break. after wasting valuable time last congress, voting more than 30 times to repeal health care reform rather than focus on jobs and the economy, the republican budget again calls for its repeal. in addition, their budget ends medicare as we know it, and surprise, surprise, turning it into a voucher program that reduces benefits and leaves seniors paying higher out-of-pocket costs. while this budget blueprint is still lacking in specific details, it is clear that in order to meet the spending targets it outlines, house republicans will slash investments in key areas that are essential to economic growth and job creation, education, job training, science and research will all be on the chopping block in order to reduce the deficit with little regard for the jobs that would be lost and the impact it would have on our nation's competitiveness. the republican budget factors and the sequestration's arbitrary cuts over the next decade, something else that's being rejected by the american people. for new mexico, this means more
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00pm EDT
patty murray's budget in the senate. increases,ave tax but neither would balance the budget in 10 years. also the congressional black caucus and the congressional progressive caucus will be introducing budget. it's possible a ryan version could be introduced in the senate. >> what is likely to happen in the senate this week? >> it will be democrats making the case for the patty murray budget. convince someto democratic senators who may not support that budget. they will have to sell it to democratic senators as well as republicans. no republicans are likely to vote for the budget. they will be calling for more spending cuts, no tax increases, balancing the budget sooner. >> republicans say this to be the first time in four years they have agreed to put forward a plan. why is this your difference? are a number of different things. there is a law that was passed that the members of congress will not get paid unless the have a budget resolution. , the debtwo years limit law basically established discretionary spending amounts, so you technically did not need a budget the last couple of yea
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Mar 16, 2013 5:10pm EDT
fewer taxes. [applause] thesked if you approved of job the president is doing. and whether or not you approve of the job republicans in congress are doing. last year, president obama had a slight bump in his popularity among this group. this year, the numbers have gone back to where they belong. i still want to meet the 2% who said they approve of us -- approve of his job. last year, the republicans in congress for a 50-50 split. the truth of the matter is that this group or this audience is not convinced the republicans in congress are doing the job they need to do. for the congressional leaders, they need to pay attention to that. then we asked some questions about the budget and how we should fix the budget mess. shock and surprise, we should accomplish it by spending cuts. surprisingly, 16% said we should raise taxes and cut spending. obviously, they did not hear coulter -- ann coulter's speech about what happened last time we agree to spending cuts. he thought we should do targeted cuts and not across the board cuts. you do not want to see defense cuts or military cuts across the
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Mar 16, 2013 10:00am EDT
debate has to be more about cutting budgets versus raising taxes. when we adopt a strategy of caring about people, then we will legalize american into production. we will get gas to $2 a gallon. we will make sure your sister has a second amendment rights to keep herself safe from an assailant. we will make sure we are innovating and grow our way into a new cure because we have a uniquely american life blood as our signature. what that is is doing right by the next generation. we all benefit by these medical and innovative technology breakthroughs. they work is to us and to our generation. i say to you now that it is our duty to pay it forward for the next generation. it is our duty to grow the scientific progress and the innovation we desperately need as our kith and our legacy to the next generation. -- as ourecause we gift to the next generation. we do it because we care. this is our movement. the movement of love. the movement of care. we do it because we love each other and we love our nation. god bless theand united states of america. [applause] ♪ >> i had a professor last mon
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Mar 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
education. i got a serious -- a series of tax messages from them to promote a campaign to organize that we supported, very much focused on bringing attention to special needs of women in conflict. we take this seriously globally. in a rapeso brought kits and counselors. it is important after a sexual assault to get treatment. we are working with partners to provide special counseling for the many children who are affected by this who are traumatized now. this has impact for the rest of your life to go through this. many children are being caught in the crossfire. it is brutal. want to say might something about the particular plight of women in refugee camps. with groups inng jordan and turkey to ensure that aid is provided to women -- and girls who have suffered and fled syria. we have heard very credible reports that one of the things they are fleeing from israel. we arerefugee camp, --ing fund in refunding funding. >> there was an article which appeared in the national review recently. it was entitled, the silent exodus of serious christians. it started out 2 million or so. to so
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Mar 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
is table e united states is ashley united states is able to disengage even more in terms of tax dollars and present -- presence. to help in the recovery efforts of that country because we bombed the heck out of them. we destroyed the country. until we get to that point, then we are going to have to be , in many ways, invested in iraq, but only in a very limited sense. that is our duty, i think, as americans, but i would hope we would focus more on nationbuilding at home, economic security for our veterans. i would hope we would look at how to create jobs, preserve medicare, medicaid, and social security. i think those are the critical issues we have to turn to in our own country to make sure that americans achieve the american dream. when you look at poverty rates, for example. we need a national strategy to eliminate poverty. i'm working on that with many members now in the house of representatives. there is much work to do here. host: congresswoman barbara lee , inc. for talking to our viewers. i'm delighted to be here. host: coming up, we will talk to doug collins of colorado
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Mar 14, 2013 1:00am EDT
they were shutting down. we do not help them or america when we keep tax incentives for companies to ship jobs overseas instead of incentivizing companies to hire in wisconsin and in america. we do not help them when we cut programs and raise taxes on the middle class so we can lower the tax rates for the top earners in this country. that seems to be what we received in the budget that is on our guest today. budget should reflect values. what we need to do is focus on economic growth and how to get the people of america back to work. we need a real path to prosperity. when we invest in infrastructure, research, development, small business loans, we can increase competitiveness globally and support small business owners and create jobs. i want to work with all my colleagues on the budget committee on a balanced budget that focuses on job growth and can responsibly reduce the deficit. instead of resorting to recycled policies that have been rejected by the public and congress, we need to focus on ways we can work together to move our economy forward. i yield back the balance of my time
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00am EDT
successfully prosecuted in this arena. these would be the lone wolves who aspire to undertake a tax. we have been relatively successful in utilizing the same investigative tools that we utilize for public corruption cases, white-collar criminal cases, in terms of obtaining the cooperation of people come in terms of utilizing surveillance, whether it be wiser or physical surveillance, for instance, in identifying the persons who present these projects -- threats. thwart theo attacks. the harder it becomes to identify the individuals, because they're not reaching out to anybody else, which would enable us to identify and alert them. if so it is an increasing trend. we have been relatively successful. my hope is that our traditional techniques will continue to give us some success in this arena. shifting just a little bit from that, does the recent legalization of marijuana in colorado and washington state in the trend we are seeing, how fbi'shat impact on the and the dea, indirectly? you are involved in these cases. >> we do very little. we still participate in task forces and the lik
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Mar 18, 2013 10:30pm EDT
tuition. it's about americans working for less. small businesses not day to the next what taxes, what regs, what new government mandates we'll be giving up next and citizens hardd to give up more earned money and more independence and power all in for broken promises from a rigged system. it's about a grave concern about a president claiming power to home evernes to kill and whatever without accountable but no power to open up the house for the school kids to get to visit over spring break! [applause] it's about concern over a president that would prioritize able to afford to keep the white house open for those $250nts but to send million in our weapons to the muslim brotherhood. priority. america, you deserve better than that. theeserve better than people who call themselves our leaders but we won't get it unless we're ready to fight and this is one fight that is worth it. have faith in we the people, if we teach america's foundation of work ethic and development of our natural resources, if we believe in the charters of freedom that guide us, if we trust in the promise that binds us
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Mar 16, 2013 2:15pm EDT
it taken away, i can talk about the taxes. anyone can take a look at their january pace of and see the difference. i would even begin to tell you what it means to a small- business owner. instead of being rewarded for saving, for operating reserves and putting aside for reading day, those are taken away. over one had 50 people working across the country to compete with the big companies to also do what i do. i have to provide very good services, very good health care and benefits, so i can track challenge. my check for my premiums today out of my come to any rigid out of my company is $21,000 per month. offor my premiums today out my company is $21,000 per month. revenue, thatonal is all going to hit the bottom line. shrugged? imposing regulations, taxes, additional policies that stifle creativity and do not reward could be hit years, i could go into bankruptcy, go into debt, overspend, i would get a bailout. in seven years i can start all over again. i did not think those are the kinds of things we need to reward. we want people to have this 23 million small businesses to continue
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Mar 18, 2013 9:00pm EDT
extravagance in the house. one was a billiard table which the first lady had purchased using the tax dollars of honest working men. somehow this very un-american quality that people wanted to read into her. on the other hand, there are these wonderful bizarre letters confirming her addiction to chocolate of louisa catherine adams was a chocoholic. i say being married to the sourest man in washington, she took her sweets where she could find them. apparently she had her sons and others buy chocolate shells by the barrelful and she writes about the medicinal qualities of fudge. mean it was as if she took it where she could find them. that's pretty pathetic. >> i would say that the shells are probably not bon-bons. she is not sitting on her sofa munching. they're the cocoa bean shell. you would steep them in had water. it would be like coffee and you would add milk. she was interested in the medicinal qualities of it. john dn't go too far on quincy's sourness. there is affection between the two of them and great love. otherwise she could have stayed in quincy. >> after they lost, i thin
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Mar 13, 2013 1:00am EDT
not have that requirement. one very limited exception is filing a tax return. took a constitutional amendment to give the government the power to mandate that requiring people to report lost or stolen guns is a good idea. many if not most gun owners do so. making it a federal offense not to take affirmative action is a legitimate question. i wonder what constitutional authority congress has to make people take inaction such as this or face criminal penalty. maybe some of my colleagues will engage the senator on that point. i know the views of market, he s the father of a young son, james, murdered in newtown. he said he is not willing to entertain the conversation until congress implements solutions to improve the database. until you fix the database, you will not solve anything, and of ". he says, these are not universal and never will it be. that word is to give people the sense they solve a problem. i agree with the letter writer. we heard testimony that hundreds of thousands of mental health records of prohibited persons in a single state have not been provided to the and i c.s.
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Mar 17, 2013 6:00pm EDT
unspecified tax return and does not identify a single leap -- the poll you would close. how is this honest accounting and how does this land and did it -- legitimacy to the budget process? >> there are no budget gimmicks in this document. it is not our numbers we're using. there is an independent referee, the congressional budget office, that scores everyone's budget. this for our budget, the president's budget. that will be the official number. they scored the house budget to balance in 10 years. a budget does not implement tax reform, it calls for tax reform. it calls on the various committees to do certain things. we will be calling on the natural resources and energy committee and commerce to increase energy production. that does not say exactly how to do it. the ways and means committee will be called upon to implement tax reform. what we mean is to close -- close loopholes. we closed loopholes to work overall rates. we have the highest corporate tax rate in the world right now. it makes america uncompetitive. instead of a 35% rate, which is the highest in the world, go down to
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Mar 19, 2013 1:00pm EDT
everybody else talked about let's just stick it to the rich. let's raise taxes trillions of dollars. let's go and stick it to special interests like people who he provide gasoline at the pump. to raise taxes on oil companies. ladies and gentlemen, every time you raise taxes, you raise prices. and every time you race -- raise prices the consumer has to pay more for it. these are the ideas that make america less able to be prepared for its future and cost more money. that's why when you look at this slide you see where the laws already enacted by the democrats are leading america to where we will be functionally bankrupt. we are following theure peaian model exactly what -- the european model exactly what they have done over there for a number of years and now we are seeing firsthand, iceland, greece, cyprus just yesterday. this is the pathway that if our friends, the democrats, get their say, this is where they'll lead us. so republicans through paul ryan spoke about we want to make sure that medicare, social security, that the free enterprise system is alive and well by making these
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